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October 31/02 5:01 am - 'Cross Nationals, Cyclist's Restaurant, Rider Wanted, Sad News, Garzelli

Posted by Editor on 10/31/02

Louis-Garneau Canadian Cyclo-cross Championships 2002
Courtesy the organizer

Québec 30 octobre 2002 - The Louis-Garneau Candian Cyclo-cross championships will be held in Saint Augustin in the Quebec area on November 3rd. On the women's side, Lyne Bessette, Marie-Hélène Prémont and Shauna Gillies-Smith are the one to look at for the national title. On the men's side, Andreas Hestler, Alexandre Cloutier, Robin Baillie (Saskatchewan champion) and many others will fight for the title.

The course is mainly flat with grass and road section, two hurdles section, one stairs section, two climbs and one fast BMX track section!

There's more than $2500 in prize money and accessories to win.

The big meeting is at the National Development Center of the Quebec area, which is located at 5 000 rue Clément-Lockwell. We'll take late registration on Saturday (November 2nd) from 12h to 17h. The race course will be open from 12 to 17h.

Sunday, November 3rd the late registration for Men B will be open from 8h00 to 9h and the course will be open for training up to 9h30.

Master A-B-C and Junior-Cadet: 10 h
Women Elite and women open: 11 h
Men Elite and Espoir: 12 h 15
Men B: 13 H 30

We would like to thanks Louis Garneau Sports for their support, and all our others partners: Siberius création, Alex Coulombe Ltd., IGA extra Beauport, KMI, AVMQCA.

For more info:

Canadian Cyclist will be providing live, lap-by-lap coverage from the 'Cross Nationals.

Victoria Cyclist's Restaurant Rates

Congratulations to Victoria cyclist Marc Morrison, whose Brasserie l'Ecole was ranked third among the top five new restaurants across Canada in an enRoute magazine story. enRoute is Air Canada's in-flight magazine. The list was compiled by Toronto freelance writer and cookbook author Amy Rosen. Brasserie l'Ecole can be found at 1715 Government Street in Victoria.

Sad News
Courtesy Patrick J. Buchanan

The cycling community of Penticton B.C. is sad to report the death of a prominent member. Jose Rodrigues, top bike mechanic at The Bike Barn, and a local race organizer, passed away Oct 29. Jose will be missed by everyone in both the cycling and triathalon communities. Many Canadian Ironman competers will miss his dedication in preparing their bikes for race day. Jose died from cancer. A Celebration of his life is planned for a later date.

Patrick J Buchanan

UCI Management Committee Member Passes Away
Courtesy UCI Press Office

The International Cycling Union is sad to announce the passing away of Mr. Simo Klimscheffskij (FIN), member of the Management Committee.

Mr. Klimscheffskij was 68 years old, and was appointed to the Management Committee in 1993.

Fly Gurlz Seeking Quebec Rider - 2003
Courtesy Michelle Ward

The Fly Gurlz National mountain bike team is seeking to fill one spot in Quebec for the 2003 race season. We are looking for an female Expert or Elite class athlete of any age. We are a grassroots team whose mandate is to unite women of all ages and ability levels in the sport of mountain biking. If you have a positive and enthusiastic attitude and love the sport of mountain biking we want to speak with you! Unfortunately the rest of our roster is full and this is the only rider position we are recruiting at this time. If you are interested and would like more information about the position please e-mail Heather Pardon (Team Coordinator) at:

Court Rejects Appeal by Garzelli Over Doping Ban

Associated Press is reporting that the Court of Arbitration for Sports upheld the ban imposed by the Swiss Olympic Association on Stefano Garzelli. Garzelli (who is Italian, but races with a Swiss licence) tested positive for Probenecid, a banned diuretic, after the second stage of this year's Giro d'Italia in Liege, Belgium. He was suspended from the race a week later after a second test confirmed the result.

Part of the ban was suspended, allowing Garzelli to start racing again in April 2003. A 50,000 Swiss franc (Can $53,000) fine will also be suspended, provided the rider does not commit another doping offense within five years.


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